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In what ways are the environment and cultural heritage related?, SoPHIA interviews Denys Zacharopoulos

In what ways are the environment and cultural heritage related?, SoPHIA interviews Denys Zacharopoulos

SoPHIA interviewed Denys Zacharopoulos, a Greek art historian and theorist, who responded to the question “in what ways are the environment and cultural heritage related?”. We are profoundly grateful for...

The environmental challenge, and a key role for SoPHIA

The environmental challenge, and a key role for SoPHIA

While climate change wreaks havoc everywhere, we are often challenged with the dilemma of a sacrifice, and yet one more time it is destined to be the environment. In the...

SoPHIA and the European Museums Academy discuss on Cultural Heritage impact assessment with the Pascal International Observatory

SoPHIA and the European Museums Academy discuss on Cultural Heritage impact assessment with the Pascal International Observatory

An open discussion between members of the PASCAL International Observatory, the European Museums Academy (EMA) and SoPHIA took place last March 3, 2021. The aim was, on the one hand,...

Economic impact assessment: the times they are a-changing

Economic impact assessment: the times they are a-changing

In the economic domain of impact assessment studies, innovative methodologies continue to emerge, and new qualitative methods are employed for understanding how and why. Dear reader, We are proud to...

UNCHARTED project identifies the plurality of values of culture in practical European contexts

UNCHARTED project identifies the plurality of values of culture in practical European contexts

UNCHARTED project, with whom SoPHIA collaborates for the promotion of mutual initiatives and wider social engagement in culture and cultural heritage, presents the first policy brief and the Report on...

New round of consultations with stakeholders in Catalonia, Athens and Santorini

New round of consultations with stakeholders in Catalonia, Athens and Santorini

The partners of the SoPHIA project are carrying out consultations with stakeholders in their home countries. On 15 January, 2021, Interarts organised a meeting with experts in Catalonia; on January...

Interview with Gemma Carbó, director of the Museum of Rural Life in Catalonia: the economic impact of cultural heritage, a different outlook

Interview with Gemma Carbó, director of the Museum of Rural Life in Catalonia: the economic impact of cultural heritage, a different outlook

Can you briefly introduce the Museum of Rural Life, its vision and context? With the aim of preserving and disseminating the legacy of Mediterranean rurality, the Museum of Rural Life...

Literature review: the Impact of Cultural Heritage on Economy

Literature review: the Impact of Cultural Heritage on Economy

What is the impact of cultural heritage on economy? What does it mean to assess the economic impact of a cultural intervention? While it is obvious that cultural heritage is...

SoPHIA´s Stakeholders Virtual Conference, April 21-22, 2021

SoPHIA´s Stakeholders Virtual Conference, April 21-22, 2021

SoPHIA Stakeholders’ Virtual Conference: Cultural Heritage – Rethinking Impact Assessments, held last April 21 and 22, 2021, gathered over 240 participants from 50 countries, mainly from Europe but also from beyond,...

Cultural Heritage and Development

Cultural Heritage and Development

Dear reader, We are happy to bring you the third issue of the SoPHIA Newsletter. This issue focuses on the link between cultural heritage and development and the importance of...